Right. Remembered the notebook.
I'll try and keep the result summaries succinct, mentioning only the notable winners by name. These posts will never be very long, but hopefully those that are interested can keep tabs on the portfolio performance on a week by week basis. In subsequent posts, I'll add the month to date figures to the weekly performance of each service, and at the end of each month, I shall round things off with the year to date figures.
Obviously if figures aren't your thing, ignore these posts and come back to read the good stuff (*cough*) on a Tuesday and Thursday. Or Wednesday and Thursday if I'm a bell-end and leave my figures at work again.
I'm not pretending that this blog is "proofing" bets from each service, but where there is value I think, is that you can see what a bloke with a full time job and kids is getting from each service. There will be times when the best odds are missed, and even the occasional bet, but this is what happens to the 99% of us who are in this situation isn't it?
Without further ado...
2013, Week 1: Monday 31st December - Sunday 6th January
I've mentioned previously, but Wayne didn't let a New Year hangover get in the way of wading straight in with a maximum 3 point bet as the first for the year - a nice winner it was too (Woolfall Sovereign - Wolverhampton - Evens). Unfortunately, subsequent selections didn't quite run so well and a small loss on the week.
Staked 7pts, -1pt
On The Nose
Fairly quiet from OTN, what with the weather and all. Just the one winner coming on Saturday (Big Fella Thanks - Wincanton - 6/1) from ten selections.
Staked 4.75pts, -1.25pts
The Sportsman Racing
Two winners from three bets, one on Wednesday (Captain Starlight - Kempton - 8/13) and the other on Friday (Drawnfromthepast - Wolverhampton - 11/8).
Staked 1.5pts, +0.494pts
Winning Racing Tips
The busiest of the racing services through the first week of the year. I've already mentioned the great winning double last week. No more winners since, but no massive erosion to the profits secured.
Staked 1.8pts, +1.911pts
It was here that a lot of damage to the overall performance to the week was done. Saturday was a bit of a punting disaster with no returns from seven points staked (including a point lost on an antepost selection that didn't make it to the race). If Teaforthree had not been the victim of a ride from heaven by Paul Carberry on Monbeg Dude, it would have been a different story. Ifs, but and maybes, eh?
Staked 9pts, -7.45pts
Just the two bets from FE over the weekend, one winning (Levante - 2.47) and the other seemingly unfortunate - Catania drew 0-0 but were down to ten men after just quarter of an hour. Suppose these things happen.
Staked 2pts, +0.47pts
The Football Analyst
Very quiet weekend - just the one E3-E7 bet that proved to be a winner with a last minute goal. Always nice when that happens (Parma - 1.91). This cancelled out the tiny loss suffered on New Year's Day and provided a small profit on the week.
Staked 4pts, +0.354pts
Summer Of Football
Very quiet from James too, as the lucky bugger buggered back over to Sydney. 43 degrees! Pfft. One bet on Saturday, one winner (Aston Villa - 1.85).
Staked 1pt, +0.85pts.
Still no joy from Skeeve, who reverted to the previously utilised staking system of four points on certain bets that previously this season would have carried five. This is an exercise in bank preservation and I have no problem with it. Still no luck though, althougb a last minute equaliser did mean that the four points on the Asians bet was recovered. Let down though by one leg of the Double.
Staked 8pts, -4pts
Busy, busy, busy. Tennis has started up again. Lots of points being staked. A few winners, a few losers. Got something to mention about Sportyy that I'll do in tomorrow's post.
Staked 25pts, -1.537pts
On The Oche
Just one bet so far in the less glamorous BDO World Championships which was a small loser. Hopeful though about the antepost bet which has shortened significantly in price after just the first round. Fingers crossed.
Talking of antepost bets, the long term selection for the PDC World Championships was landed (Taylor the Catankorous - 3.75 and 3.5) although the bet was hedged before the final to guarantee a profit. Not sure how to record the stakes under these circumstances, so I'll just say it was one point staked (which was the original stake placed on Taylor). The situation is further complicated by the fact that I've reduced the £/point value a little since I placed the bet, so I've used the current exchange rate, if you see what I mean.
Staked 1.5pts, +0.666pts
The total roi on the racing after Week 1 is -8.92%. The total roi on sports betting is 0.3%.
The total roi across the portfolio is -2.7%, and the total ROC is -0.36%. So a small loss on the week, the damage, as has so often been the case over the last few months, being done on the Saturday. There were four profitable days, and two loss making.
Tomorrow, I'll go through the sports side of the portfolio for the year ahead. See you then.